Children with allergies can still enjoy Halloween

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Around 15 million Americans – 1 in 13 children – are living with food allergies, many of which are found in the common candies handed out during Halloween. This October, help create a safer, happier Halloween for all. During this media segment, registered dietitian Nina Struss RD, LDN talks about the Teal Pumpkin Project and how it allows children with food allergies to safely participate in Halloween fun.

You can visit their local Hy-Vee store to purchase a decorated teal pumpkin, a teal pumpkin painting kit (to make their own!) and non-food items to hand out for those with allergies. For more information about the Teal Pumpkin Project and free printables visit

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